1/3 of seniors in NYC live alone, requiring more social support from outside sources, like senior centers. (NYC Office of the Public Advocate)

Riverdale Neighborhood House

Bronx

Riverdale Neighborhood House provides a variety of human services and community resources to 5,000 residents in and around the Northwest Bronx. Members range from infants to senior citizens, representing multiple ethnic and income groups. The settlement offers a wide array of programs designed to improve the quality of life of its members.

UNH Award for Achievement in Civic Advocacy


The UNH Award for Achievement in Civic Advocacy has been made possible by a bequest from Julius C.C. Edelstein, a tireless advocate for economically and educationally disadvantaged students, a great friend and supporter of settlement houses and Director Emeritus of the UNH Board. As a former UNH Board member, Mr. Edelstein was instrumental in assuring that UNH achieved stability and effectiveness in the 1980s. Through this award, UNH recognizes staff of UNH member agencies who have demonstrated significant commitment to and accomplishment in the area of civic advocacy and engagement. One thousand dollars ($1,000) is awarded each year.

    2012 Winner - Susanna Blankley, New Settlement Apartments

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